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Through a web link on another forum, I ended up on the Toyota Japan website - I was surprised how much of the Japanese text was translated by Google Chrome's translate function (which I had enabled already).  If you are curious as to what gets sold in their domestic market then it's worth a look.  This isn't news, I know, but I thought it's worth highlighting this.

https://toyota.jp/

Also, within that site above, is this interesting 'mains power' option listed for a Prius 4, and some others.

https://toyota.jp/kyuden/v2h/?padid=from_tjptop_mk-acts_kyuden_v2h

This Japanese magazine below, "Car Watch" gives  some insight into their motoring news.  I've left the link here looking at a simple description of the new Yaris engine; an article from 2019.  The cutaways, as usual, are great.  The translated text can get a little clunky, but still, it makes a change from AutoExpress' rather repetitive "bosses", "boffins", "could look like this!", "our scoop!" and "next year we expect the car will have more tech!" etc. etc.

https://car.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1213555.html

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i often have a look on the jap sites inc car auctions, Buyee, Croooober and the like - There are a few blog type sites like http://modetourer.blog55.fc2.com/ https://minkara.carview.co.jp/

Something's do get lost in translation

 

'mains power'  = Plug in Hybrid aka PHEV

 

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17 hours ago, flash22 said:

I'll give those sites a try!

17 hours ago, flash22 said:

'mains power'  = Plug in Hybrid aka PHEV

I can see why you'd think that, but they describe this option as for providing power to your house after a disaster, (earthquake etc. ).  Your home has to have been lightly adapted as part of the feature, so as to isolate it from the grid when you need it to be, but you then get up to 1500 watts at 100 volts AC, to (as they suggest) run fridges, computers, fans, phones etc.  (Even a rice cooker is shown in the picture.) 

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The hybrid is basically a generator anyway adding a 100v 2000w inverter to the system wouldn't be difficult as the pack is around 200v

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